Daily Archives: February 11, 2014

The Beatles attend reception at British embassy 50 years ago tonight (Feb 11 1964)


Video: 'Beatles reception at the British embassy, Washington 1964'

(Tuesday, February 11, 1964) — After their first U.S. concert, The Beatles attended a reception at the British Embassy in Washington, at the invitation of Lady Ormsby-Gore. Continue reading The Beatles attend reception at British embassy 50 years ago tonight (Feb 11 1964)

The Beatles perform first ever U.S. concert in Washington 50 years ago this hour (Feb 11 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - Washington D.C. - 1964' (13 video playist, missing "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "She Loves You")

(Tuesday, February 11, 1964, 8:31 p.m. EST) — The Beatles performed their first U.S. concert tonight before a crowd of 8,092 fans, most of whom were girls, at the Coliseum in Washington, a boxing arena. The rock band from Liverpool, England, performed 12 songs in the round. Continue reading The Beatles perform first ever U.S. concert in Washington 50 years ago this hour (Feb 11 1964)

Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox 50 years ago today (Feb 11 1965)


Video: 'Maureen and Ringo's Wedding'

(Thursday, February 11, 1965) — Ringo Starr of The Beatles married 19-year-old Maureen Cox today at Caxton Hall Register Office in London with fellow Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison in attendance; Paul McCartney was on holiday in Hammamet, Tunisia. Continue reading Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox 50 years ago today (Feb 11 1965)

The Beatles interviewed by Carroll James for WWDC 50 years ago this hour (Feb 11 1964)


Video: 'WWDC AM's Carroll James interviews the Beatles 02111964' (interview begins at 3:40)

(Tuesday, February 11, 1964, 5:05 p.m. EST) — The Beatles were interviewed by Carroll James for WWDC-AM in Washington, D.C., at Washington Coliseum. WWDC had supposedly been the first U.S. station to air “I Want to Hold Your Hand” when a young listener, Marsha Albert, wrote in to request the song. Continue reading The Beatles interviewed by Carroll James for WWDC 50 years ago this hour (Feb 11 1964)

The Beatles hold a press conference in Washington 50 years ago this afternoon (Feb 11 1964)


Video: 'WWDC AM's Carroll James interviews the Beatles 02111964' (press conference coverage at 1:13-3:13)

(Tuesday, February 11, 1964, afternoon EST) — The Beatles held a news conference at Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., just hours before their first U.S. concert.

The Beatles were then interviewed by reporters from CBS and NBC at Washington Coliseum, asked if they’ve heard of Walter Cronkite.


Video: 'Beatlemania: Remembering the "British Invasion," 50 years later' (Feb. 11, 1964 at 1:29-2:15)

Surviving Beatles reunite to finish Lennon demo for ‘Anthology’ project 20 years ago today (Feb 11 1994)


Video: ‘The Beatles in Sussex, England McCartney Studio in 1994’

(Friday, February 11, 1994) — The surviving Beatles (Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) reunited today to begin work on the late John Lennon’s 1977 demo of “Free As A Bird” at Paul’s Mill Studios in Sussex for the Anthology project.